Quote from: AustinPowers on March 01, 2024, 10:28:05 PMQuote from: weareros on March 01, 2024, 10:02:31 PMQuote from: AustinPowers on March 01, 2024, 09:50:42 PMAm I correct in saying the original cost was £77 million? Now it's £308 million? That is mad
Would a squad of Polish builders do it for less?
That was 2011. GAA was not planning for a stadium that meets UEFA requirements. Even Croke Park or Páirc Uí Chaoimh or indeed any GAA stadium in Ireland would not meet UEFA requirements. Construction costs have also gone through the roof post Covid.
Yes it was 2011, but £77m was also the cost for a bigger stadium (38k if I recall). So that makes the current Price even madderer.
Why would Croke Park not meet UEFA requirements? Sure it hosted soccer qualifiers. As does Landsdowne Rosd currently
What exactly are these supposed UEFA requirements ? A heli-pad for the suits to fly in? A mono-rail for them to get to their seats?
I believe they don't allow temporary seating for the Euros which would mean the Hill end would be empty.
The main point is U.K./Ireland bid submitted Casement Park so the British government should do the honouable thing and pay up. It's not as if the Euros won't be contributing to their economy. Heaton Harris is playing to the bigots of the world with his we won't pay if it costs too much. They committed to hosting and committed to this stadium so get the wallet out.